Stegzy's Music Project

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Album #83 – Aqualung – Jethro Tull

on July 24, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-06-10 at 16.39.39Aqualung – Jethro Tull

Sitting on a park bench listening to Aqualung reminds me about history lessons at school. 

Mr Duncan, my old high school history teacher, used to say that Jethro Tull was the inventor of the seed drill during the Agricultural revolution of the 18th Century and had nothing to do with sitting on park benches scaring little girls. I didn’t know what he meant then, but over the years the long joke brought a smile to my face.

Tull claim they are not progressive rock. But as Bill Bailey said in his top ten Prog documentary, you can’t get much more prog than Tull. Twiddly twiddly sequences, flutes, each song telling an interlinked story. It’s prog. We’ll say no more about it.

Aqualung is often held to be the definitive Jethro Tull album. I have to agree. As an introduction to the band it plays well. It needs more air time and definitely needs to be the coffee table album of the next generation. Two tracks of note are the eponymous Aqualung and Locomotive Breath. Get your flutes out for the lads!




One response to “Album #83 – Aqualung – Jethro Tull

  1. […] introduction to the genre. Titans of prog like Genesis, Yes and Hawkwind join ELP, Focus and Jethro Tull to coax you in to the dreamy world of Prog. A kind of Prog […]

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